kids in class
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Classroom activities teach children about growing plants.

Flower arrangements for Taste of Tioga
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Flower vases for Taste of Tioga--created by Master Gardeners.

Fall Plant Sale 2014
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Folks in the area look forward to the plant sales held by Master Gardeners.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Tioga County CCE Master Gardener Volunteer program aims to support CCE’s educational mission through garden-based learning activities in local communities. Volunteers work closely with the Community Horticulture Educator, Barb Neal, to support educational efforts including public gardening workshops and helping address citizens’ questions related to gardening as well as maintaining demonstration gardens as outdoor classrooms for public, holding gardening workshops or helping community and school groups launch their own learning gardens.

The documented research benefits of gardening are numerous and include: lifelong learning, environmental/scientific literacy, a sense of accomplishment, great physical exercise, improved health, stress relief, economic success, enhanced social relationships, community building and direct access to nutritious fresh food. These and the other benefits of gardening are maximized when gardening success is achieved.

Come grow with us!


Barb Neal
Agriculture Agent and Horticulture Educator
607-223-2753 or 607-793-6414 during business hours

Last updated April 23, 2020